The new Linda Lovelace biopic (with the stunningly original title Lovelace) has been getting attention lately for its stunt casting (Demi Moore as Gloria Steinem, Francobot-9000 as Hugh Hefner), and now there's a new wrinkle to the story that Dave's Old Porn fans and those otherwise anticipating a retro, Boogie Nights vibe probably won't object to. Namely, the fact that Amanda Seyfried, as Lovelace, will be appearing naked as a jaybird (or a sparrow, or whatever).
According to Patrick Muldoon, a producer at Lovelace production company, Eclectic Pictures:
"It's going to be very risque. It's a new thing for her, but it's not about nudity. It's profound, the performance that she's giving… She's doing such an amazing job. We're about two weeks into filming, and the movie's going to be incredible. Thematically, it's talking about how abusive the porn industry was to Linda Lovelace. Yes, there's a lot of nudity, but it's a message movie about respecting women."
Good to hear about the positive message, and hopefully the real Lovelace (who died in 2002) will receive some measure of redemption: she was actually pushed into making Deep Throat by her abusive husband.
As for Seyfried, going full-frontal in the interest of authenticity may not be as challenging as you'd expect. Pop-culture mavens may recall her phone interview back in February with Justin Timberlake for (again, stunningly original) Interview magazine, which Seyfried admittedly conducted in the buff. In fact, she confessed, "I'm most comfortable in my birthday suit." So maybe she was the right choice for the role after all.